Maryam Baig Advocacy, Government, Human Rights, Immigration, News & Updates, Refugees, USCIS

HRI Statement on Reduction of Immigration Backlog for Immigrant Survivors

On June 14, 2021, the Biden Administration announced a new policy intended to ease the tremendous harm of the immigration backlog on immigrant survivors of serious crime. The policy, which specifically affects immigrant survivors eligible for the U Visa, will authorize survivors to work while their applications await final approval. “We’re hopeful …

Kali Cohn Advocacy, News & Updates

Press Statement: Human Rights Initiative of North Texas (HRI) Statement on Today’s Major Asylum Rollback, Released on Human Rights Day

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 10, 2020 Contact: Kali Cohn 972-638-7438 kcohn@hrionline.org DALLAS – On December 10, 2020–the international observance of Human Rights Day–the Trump Administration announced the largest rollback of asylum in recent history.  The rule particularly targets people making asylum claims based on their gender and people fleeing political persecution, though …